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Telenav Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
113 Reviews
2.8
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a lot of free food such as dinner for those working late and lunch at most noon meetings (in 12 reviews)

  • The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has no management skills and are unable to enforce even minimal work related discipline (in 6 reviews)

  • Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS (in 6 reviews)

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38 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good technical people, great technology to work, fun place,

    Cons

    They need better people manager

  2.  

    Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    The company faces a serious challenge with the major players in the field (Google, Apple) as well as fast-moving startups (Waze).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software QA Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Pros

    Flexibility
    cross cultural interaction
    navigation product experience

    Cons

    Language can be a barrier

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  5.  

    Excellent company for gaining technical skills; Good flow of talent out to quality silicon valley leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Latest technology used, Quick adaptation of best practices. Good training programs by HR and industry experts. Good team members. Free food and Friday social hour. Compensation is competitive to the role.

    Cons

    Loud talker wins, Visibility is through any questions. Benefits so so but tries to be competitive to industry. Leadership takes input too much from newly recruited leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut losing businesses quickly. Consider right/left shift of senior management; Rotate first level management to get overall experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have some bright engineers and good technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have some bright, hard working engineers. An environment for getting cross-culture experience

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction. Nobody cares about work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people and good to learn stuff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite a few of nice colleague to work with.

    Have chance to learn knowledge from back end to front end.

    Cons

    Long term outlook is not that clear or positive.

    Need time to figure out the strategy for the coming several years before money burned out.

    It's not the worst situation met in past 10 years, but still need really good idea to overcome the challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineer needs time for family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to try new things and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Most of them care.

    Cons

    Too many don't care about quality. Too many priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Focus. Focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    'Not sure what Management is trying to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    HR is what HR should be, supportive, helpful, nice. Co-workers are generally helpful and collaborative. The product and technology have potential to be turned into interesting Apps.

    Cons

    They just layed-off a lot of good people with a lot of experience in the current Telenav core business - navigation and search. Maybe the company is pivoting toward a new direction, but this has not been communicated to the employees, so recent actions seem strange and erratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stabilize the company direction. Flexibility is good to a point. If your direction is not clear, employees and investors will lose confidence.
    UX team has too much influence over product direction. You also have Product Marketing, Product Management and Engineering teams with specific market/product experience to contribute. They are feeling frustrated and marginalized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Some business are going down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food, fruits.
    Most of the coworkers are helpful and understand their job quite well.
    HR become better and better.

    Cons

    Someone who moved from China to U.S. brought some bad habit and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the high level manager could be easily fooled by such people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go talk to more engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good to work for....but not much growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice benefits. Hr dept was good.very nice team envirinmeny.

    Cons

    Upper management was very bad.

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